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crankygeeks 062 episode

by pcmag

Published May 1, 2007


This is episode 062 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:

Episode 62:
Sony's headless goat party, Court favors Microsoft in patent ruling, Digg rioting, and more...

What's new in Episode 62

Today's Guests:
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, PCMagCast.com
Tom Merritt, Executive Editor, CNET
Jen Trolio, Associate Editor, ReadyMade

The Topics:
DIgg Users Revolt

A Web page that contained a key to remove the digital-rights-management used in HD DVDs has started to circulate widely on the Internet -- and, at Digg.com, caused an open revolt after moderators initially removed postings containing the code. Why the riot?

Sony Apologizes for Dead Goat Party

Sony has issued an apology for using a decapitated goat as a prop and a food service receptacle at its "God of War II" video game launch party in Athens, a publicity stunt that has outraged animal rights activists. Sony was hosting about 20 journalists, pursuing good press.
Chile Outraged After Google Earth Moves a Village to Argentina

The Chilean government wants Google to fix its Earth geographical search program that places a village named for Chilean independence hero Bernardo O'Higgins in Argentina.The satellite image shows Villa O'Higgins, a small hamlet, on the Argentine side of the border.

BBC, iTV Think Free On-Demand Video Launch Could Revolutionize TV

Britain's publicly-funded broadcasting organization, the BBC, is going to launch a range of Web-based on-demand TV and audio services. Can the new offerings shake up the way people watch television? Its iPlayer will let people watch Internet streamed shows on TVs.

Rabbit Ears Get a New Lease on Life

Many consumers are spending thousands of dollars on LCD or plasma TVs and hooking them up to $50 antennas that would have looked up-to-date 40 years ago. Why are they going retro? The answer is that over-the-air local HD broadcasts look great--no satellite or cable required.

Don't Miss PC Magazine's PCMagCast Security Online Expo!

On Tuesday May 8th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, PC Magazine's PCMagCast webcasting division will be hosting a special online event focused on security. You can ask questions during panels featuring PC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Jim Louderback, two top members of Microsoft's Windows Vista Security team, Cranky Geeks regular Sebastian Rupley and more. Click the link above to register for this FREE show!

Topic links:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2124657,00.asp
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2124319,00.asp
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2123807,00.asp
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2123812,00.asp
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070429/ap_on_hi_te/rabbit_ear_revival;_ylt=Akg.xld_LlQESpKtrekuQIAjtBAF
http://presentations.inxpo.com/Shows/ZiffDavisSMB/05-07/Website/RegistrationPage.htm


Run time 30:08
Producer pcmag
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

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